Last year’s Word of Art project was so successful that In Print Professional Writers have done it again. Word of Art 2 started a few weeks ago with a call to writers to submit essays, poems or stories that are 200 words or less. Artists then select the ones they want to interpret visually on a 16×20 canvas in whatever medium they choose. Stories and art are then put on exhibit and published in a book.
Writers submitted up to three pieces and could have as many as two of them selected. Since my entry last year, An Autumn Afternoon, was one of the finalists at the end of project judging, I actually submitted three pieces this time hoping to double my luck. I just found out TWO of them have been selected. I can’t wait to see what the artists do with them.
Here are the beginnings of the two that were chosen. Click continue if you want to read the whole thing:
The artist who selected Dixie is Janet Werntz
Her toothless grin
Her pink, pink skin
Her wild, dust-magnet hair
She’d snuggle close beneath your chin
To let you know she cared.
Denise DeKing Stredde selected Spare Change
I watch as you walk by. I hear what you’re not saying.
You want clean, swept sidewalks and easy access to the path of your intention. Impediments in your way are merely obstacles to be removed or ignored.